Love is a universal language, but everyone views and forms relationships in different ways. UB’s international student body represents more than 110 countries, each with its own dating culture.
Many Asian countries have traditions and values when it comes to dating, marriage and sex and more often than not, domestic students have misconceptions about how international students date.read more >>
Across the academic complex on Wednesday mornings, many students were concerned to see fliers posted with text like “#ENDWOMENSRIGHTS.”read more >>
Forget about Optimus Prime, Megatron and Starscream.
UB engineers made Cybertron a reality in the middle of the Student Union.
Ben Coleman, a sophomore electrical engineering major, represented the robotics department during this year’s Bot Wars competition. Part of Engineering Week, Bot Wars is an annual battle of student metallic creations.read more >>
Principal investigators met Thursday to discuss UB’s purchase of a driverless Olli bus. The bus, composed of 3D printed material, does not come with a steering wheel and uses 360-degree sensors to drive. The passenger bus seats 12 people and runs on an electrical charge.read more >>
The library at Abbott Hall is still in operation over a third of a century since it opened, preserving its history in its collection and architecture. The building features vintage woodwork study areas, like the Austin Flint Reading Room’s carved interior lit up by chandeliers. The library houses students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as well as dental students and others.read more >>
The Albright-Knox rewrote history on Saturday, celebrating black female artists.
The gallery opened its latest exhibit this weekend, “We Wanted A Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85.” The exhibit, curated by the Brooklyn Museum, highlights over 200 pieces that encompass a time where black women artists were often underscored, devalued or overlooked.read more >>
When Heather Petri’s grandfather passed away on Feb. 7, she wanted to say goodbye.
But UB would not let her see him.read more >>
When Sankara Daly told his dad he wasn’t sexually active, he was ready for an open discussion about sex. Instead, his father handed him a book.
Parents typically don’t have a calendar with a date circled for the talk, but many parents anxiously anticipate this interaction. This conversation varies among families, but can cover a range of topics from sexually transmitted infections (STI) to consensual sex.read more >>
For Sofia Rapatsouleas, analingus is a routine part of sex.
Analingus is the oral sex practice where a person stimulates another’s anus by use of their mouth, including lips, tongue or teeth.
Forty-four of 356 students polled indicated they have participated in analingus during sex, according to The Spectrum’s Sex Survey.read more >>
You could be the star of a porno without even knowing it as the result of an alarming new trend that has raised legal and ethical concerns in the U.S.
Deepfakes, named after the redditor who first started face-swapping celebrity faces onto porn performers’ bodies, are becoming more popular with the rise of user-friendly applications like FakeApp, which allows people to create their own realistic face-swapped videos using machine learning and artificial intelligence.read more >>
It won’t make your hands fall off and it won’t make you go blind, but watching too much porn can screw up your sex life. Erectile dysfunction, issues with body image and full-blown addiction are just a few of the symptoms of over-watching porn.
A 2011 survey by Italian researchers at the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine surveyed 28,000 men who categorized themselves as being addicted to porn. The results showed that many men, some as young as 14, suffered from “sexual anorexia.”read more >>
In January, Campus Dining & Shops (CDS) introduced a new plastic version of their previous paper-based cups. The change, according to CDS, was made to change the cups “in terms of both integrity and ability to be recycled,” with the new plastic cups being both recyclable and reusable.read more >>
Sal Natale didn’t know much about the Jewish faith before this summer when he travelled to Israel for the Jerusalem Film Workshop. The Department of Media Study graduate was the only person on his team of filmmakers who did not speak any Hebrew.read more >>
As usual, the weather is becoming unbearable. If you’re looking to warm up your spirits and get in fully frigid winter mode, check out some of what Buffalo has to offer this month.
The Atrium @ Rich’s, 1 Robert Rich Way
Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The West Side will be walking in a winter wonderland this weekend. This 10th annual edition of Winterfest is equipped with food from Rich Products alongside offerings from the West Side Bazaar.read more >>
Different from a tropical spring break destination, alternative breaks give students opportunities to provide domestic or international outreach to communities with social issues. These breaks emphasize the important role volunteers play in communities.read more >>
After the ongoing Syrian civil war began earlier this decade, UB alum Ayla Abiad wasn’t sure how to help.
Born in Syria, she had no control in going back home.
She felt handcuffed.
Abiad began volunteering at Buffalo’s International Institute and began seeing Syrian families coming into the resettlement agency. She began introducing herself to families and not long after started receiving messages asking for help.read more >>
The “Tide Pod Challenge,” a recent trend where participants consume laundry detergent pods, gained significant traction after tweets from @littlestwayne and @fastjellyfish alluding to eating the pods were liked by over 10,000 users in December 2017.read more >>
As the spring semester begins, a number of commuters are already concerned about the weather being a burden to their education at UB. Sixty-two percent of undergraduate students commute to UB, according to the Office of Institutional Analysis from Fall 2016.read more >>
On Jan. 23, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center brought a number of Conrad’s archived works to over 100 attendees at their opening honoring the late artist. “Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls” –– a selection of footage dating back to 1977 –– is full of interview clips, compositions and stills from the artist.read more >>